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Chatbots & academia

2023-01-14 01:33:44.057019+01 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

RT clarissa @left_adjoint@tilde.zone

Most "chatgpt will ruin X" profession takes are kinda silly but I think I get this author's point, though maybe not how he envisions it going down

https://www.aier.org/article/chatbots-killed-the-academic-star/

tl;dr a lot of academic publishing is already built to incentivize the appearance of authority over actual quality and has a culture that treats obtuse writing not only as acceptable but sometimes a sign of intelligence and seriousness so having text generation tools that are very good at creating authoritative sounding text that doesn't really make sense in the details could be actively dangerous for academia

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